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SAKSIKAN: Dea Rizkita siap berangkat ke ‘Miss Grand International 2017’

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:16 AM

Beban yang dipikulnya tidak ringan. Pasalnya, tahun lalu Indonesia berhasil membawa pulang mahkota MGI. Namun Dea memilih untuk tetap fokus pada persiapan agar dapat tampil maksimal sebagai dirinya sendiri

US-made bomb used in fatal strike on Yemen children – Amnesty

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:37 PM

'We can now conclusively say that the bomb that killed Buthaina's parents and siblings, and other civilians, was made in the USA,' says Amnesty's Middle East research director Lynn Maalouf.

AMERICAN BOMB. Yemenis stand on October 8, 2016 next to the rubble of a house that was hit the day before by a reported airstrike by Saudi-led coalition air-planes in Bajil, killing one family, in the western province of Houdieda.  Portion of background photo by AFP

ICTSI buys Petron's stake in Manila North Harbor

Sep 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

In a P1.75-billion deal, Petron divests from the Manila North Harbor to focus on its core business

NEW OWNER. ICTSI is entering into another port in Manila, widening its reach here in the country. File photo

CA defers confirmation of DENR chief Roy Cimatu

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:32 PM

During the two-hour confirmation hearing, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu addresses issues on clean air, mining, and the 2018 budget

'LOVER OF ENVIRONMENT.' Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu answers questions from reporters on Wednesday, May 10. Screenshot from Rappler

Dela Rosa wants 'kuyog culture' in PNP to stop bad cops

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:10 PM

At a time when police are under fire over glaring irregularities, PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa asks good cops to stand up to bad ones

'KUYOG CULTURE'. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa want good cops to stand up to cleanse out bad ones. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Davaoeños to export lapu-lapu to Xiamen

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Once the fish fry sent here from China have become fully-grown and have reproduced, they will be exported back to Xiamen, where the market price of the said commodity hovers at around P3,000 per kilo

A CATCH. Importers from Xiamen are preparing to ship 100,000 grouper fry from the fishermen in Davao. Rappler file photo

152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Half of these child laborers are exposed to hazardous work

Resorts World Manila sees recovery, fast-tracks expansion

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Foot traffic at the Resorts World Manila complex is almost back up to pre-attack levels, while an expansion of its casino area is eyed for completion by December

Ribuan orang tandatangani petisi melawan pelarangan seminar sejarah 1965

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Amnesty International Indonesia mempetisikan Jokowi untuk menegur Kapolri yang melarang diskusi mengenai tragedi 1965

Massa mengepung dan melakukan orasi di depan kantor Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta, pada 17 September 2017. Mereka menuntut kantor LBH Jakarta ditutup lantaran diduga menggelar kegiatan terkait PKI atau komunisme. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/Antara

PH external debt drops by 1.8% to $72.5 billion in Q2 2017

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The end-June 2017 level is also down by $5.2 billion from the same time last year

WATCH: Build your own Intramuros

Sep 17, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Kids and adults alike will enjoy this crafty little book on one of Manila's most famous landmarks

THE WALLED CITY.  Tahanan Books makes history fun with 'Intramuros: The Walled City,' where you can build Intramuros. Rappler screengrab

WATCH: 15 books that changed Boy Abunda's life

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Maya Angelou Bill Clinton Ricky Lee and more – the King of Talk shares about his favorite books as he opens the 38th Manila International Book Fair

PH hopes to ratify deal on super greenhouse gases ASAP

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Environment officials say the country is still in the initial stage of the Kigali Amendment s ratification process

UN urging temporary protection in LatAm for fleeing Venezuelans

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:13 PM

The UN migration agency is urging Latin American countries hosting growing numbers of Venezuelans fleeing economic crisis to give them temporary rights to stay

BORDER CROSSING. Venezuelan citizens cross the Simon Bolivar international bridge from San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela to Cucuta, Norte de Santander Department, Colombia, on July 25, 2017. Luis Acosta/AFP

Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:27 AM

In a drama free conclusion to a 3 year bidding race IOC members vote unanimously to rubber stamp a deal for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028

WINNERS ALL. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (C) poses for pictures with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti during the 131st IOC session in Lima on September 13, 2017. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Suicide bomber kills 3 near Kabul cricket stadium – police

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:16 PM

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack the latest in a series of deadly assaults in the city

WATCH: Inside Manila International Book Fair 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Novels comics calligraphy kits and more – MIBF 2017 is bigger than ever

3 astronauts reach ISS for 5-month mission

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Russia s Roscosmos space agency says that the Soyuz MS 06 spacecraft successfully docked at the ISS at 0255 GMT

The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos is seen on the right approaching the International Space Station on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The spacecraft docked to the station at 10:55 p.m. EDT. Credits: NASA Television

Rights groups slam UN council inaction over Myanmar crisis

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:37 AM

HRW official: This is ethnic cleansing on a large scale it seems and the Security Council cannot open its doors and stand in front of the cameras? It s appalling frankly

ESCAPING MYANMAR. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Jasmin Rumi/AFP

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

Rita Avila on life as a children's book author

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Rita is set to launch 4 new books at the Manila International Book Fair

Ex-govt leaders rally support for Sereno in impeachment case

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The groups call Sereno s impeachment case an insidious attempt to immobilize and weaken the very institutions that our Constitution put in place to check on excesses in executive power

IMPEACHMENT CASE. Amid an impeachment complaint, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces the media in her annual Meet the Press event held in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler


Los Angeles happy to host 2028 Olympics

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Los Angeles bid team has no regrets about accepting the offer to host the 2028 Summer Olympics

CELEBRATION. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the long run-up to the 2028 Olympics would enable the city to benefit immediately. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/AFP

Mariel de Leon on Miss International 2017 and working with Coco Martin in 'Ang Panday'

Sep 11, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Being a queen does not stop this beauty from saying what she thinks

How the kafala system enslaves workers in Qatar

Sep 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

In the Middle East, an unregulated labor market gives employers so much control over workers but limits workers from airing grievances and complaints

The workers make a queue to go to the stadium to see the final of the Workers cup 2016. It's their main entertainment in the whole year. Photo by OM

Pinoy math wizards bag 273 medals in Singapore math contest

Sep 09, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The math wizards reap 32 gold 75 silver and 166 bronze medals at the International Mathematics Open for Young Achievers IMOYA

Mobile internet off in Togo before opposition protests

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:46 PM

On social media such as Facebook and Twitter which were still accessible using intermittent Wi Fi access in the capital Lome users call for services to be restored

PPP Center rebuilds pipeline with new focus: LGUs

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The Public Private Partnership PPP Center of the Philippines promises to add more local government unit LGU projects to the pipeline

NEW FOCUS. Amid the shift of focus to official development assistance and local financing, the PPP Center is rebuilding its pipeline with a new role: helping local government units. Rappler file photo

Shop ’til you drop at these upcoming bazaars

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Your weekly shopping roundup

IN PHOTOS: Indigenous groups protest outside mining conference

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Around 300 protesters troop to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to demand an end to destructive mining practices

Groups of Indigenous People with environment activists hold a lightning rally against the on-going Mining Philippines 2017 Conference of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines at the Sofitel in Pasay City on September 6, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

'IIBF 2017' mempertegas relevansi pameran buku di era digitalisasi

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Pameran buku berskala internasional yang sudah digelar sejak 1980 ini kembali hadir mulai 6 9 September 2017

PEMBUKAAN 'IIBF 2017'. Husni Syawie (Ketua Panitia IIBF 2017), Rosidayati Rozalina (Ketua Umum IKAPI), Ricky Pesik (Wakil Kepala BEKRAF), dan Prof. Dadang Suhendar (perwakilan Kemendikbud) befoto bersama dalam acara pembukaan Indonesia International Book Fair 2017 yang diselenggarakan di Assembly Hall Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta Pusat, pada Rabu 6 September 2017. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

Inilah jadwal kontes kecantikan internasional 2017

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Indonesia kembali mengirimkan perempuan perempuan terpilih untuk berkompetisi dengan negara lain dalam berbagai kontes kecantikan sedunia

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Brazil police say Rio Olympics were bought in corrupt scheme

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Brazilian police say in a statement they are probing an international corruption scheme aimed at the buying of votes for the election of Rio by the International Olympic Committee as the venue for the 2016 Olympics

A picture taken during a sports event to mark the 100-day-countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, at the Central do Brasil train staion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 27, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/File/AFP

Ariska Putri Pertiwi dinobatkan sebagai Miss Grand Slam 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Miss Grand International 2016 tersebut mengalahkan para kontestan Miss Universe Miss World Miss International dan Miss Supranational

Ariska Putri Pertiwi dari Indonesia meraih gelar Miss Grand International 2016. Foto dari Instagram/@indopageants

Record-breaking NASA astronaut comes back to Earth

Sep 03, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Peggy Whitson 57 is the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space

International Space Station (ISS) crew member US astronaut Peggy Whitson reacts shortly after landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan on September 3, 2017 US astronaut Peggy Whitson touched down to Earth on September 3 with two Russian and American colleagues following her record-breaking 288-day stay at the International Space Station. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI ILNITSKY

The week in photos: August 26-September 1, 2017

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INK FESTIVAL. A participant displays his tattoo to audience of the Dutdutan festival at the World Trade Center in Pasay on September 1, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Elizabeth Clenci designated as PH peace ambassador

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Elizabeth who is set to compete in the Miss Grand International pageant in Vietnam joins the ranks of the country s peace ambassadors

Wake up! Kian’s death shows us drug wars can’t be won

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Let s stop pretending that we can ever win this war on drugs or that there s such a thing as a non violent war on drugs

Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

At least 18,500 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh as Rakhine unrest rages

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:47 PM

UPDATED Chris Lom of the International Organization for Migration says exact figures are difficult to obtain because many of those who have made it into Bangladesh might not register with local authorities

PLIGHT OF THE RAKHINE. Members of Myanmar's Red Cross help people, who is fleeing a conflict area, upon arriving in Sittwe jetty, in Rakhine State on August 30, 2017. Photo by Ye Aung Thu / AFP

Discrimination a hurdle for job-seeking Mindanao youth

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

A conflict monitoring group launches a set of guidelines that seeks to end discrimination on the basis of ethnic and religious belief

MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

JTI-Mighty Corp buyout, Rockwell-Mitsui venture get PCC nod

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says neither of the deals would hurt consumers

Call for papers: 5th International Research Forum on the Philippines

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:18 PM

The 5th International Research Forum on the Philippines is on November 23 to 24 at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia

IN PHOTOS: OFWs protest Kian slay

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Various OFW groups condemn the killing of 17 year old Kian delos Santos and other deaths linked to the Duterte administration’s war on drugs

OFWS FOR KIAN. Overseas Filipino workers from Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia join the global protest to condemn the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos. Photos courtesy of Migrante International and the #OFWs4Kian movement

Civilians in ISIS-held Raqa under fire 'from all sides' – Amnesty

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Residents trapped in the Syrian city of Raqa face the threat of air strikes and intense artillery fire

Members of an Armenian Christian family who fled from Raqa stand near fighters from the Syriac Military Council (SMC), a Christian unit battling alongside the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces to oust the Islamic State from their Syrian stronghold, on August 8, 2017 in Jazra, a western suburb of Raqa. Sawsan Karapetyan and her family lived years of fear as some of the only Christians in the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Raqa, and on August 8, she fled clutching her rosary. They were rescued by Christian fighters participating in the battle to oust IS from Raqa, who brought them to the safety of the western Jazra suburb in the back of a truck.  / AFP PHOTO / Delil souleiman / “The erroneous mention appearing in the metadata of this photo by Delil souleiman has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: Inserting correct caption instead of the one sent. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.

SpaceX unveils peek at sleek new spacesuit

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Chief executive Elon Musk posts a photo of the futuristic spacesuit on Instagram saying this actually works not a mockup

'Humanitarian catastrophe' in Philippines – aid groups

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Fighting in Mindanao and extreme weather events combine to make a huge humanitarian crisis in the Philippines says Thibault Henry of the charity Acted

WADING INTO THE FRONT LINES. This photo taken on August 22, 2017 shows a government police officer along with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF-back) wading through a flooded farm on their way to the frontline in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao province, in Mindanao. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/ AFP

Auction for new Clark airport terminal starts

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority names 7 prospective bidders including two Chinese firms once banned by the World Bank as well as the concessionaire of the award winning Mactan Cebu International Airport

NEW TERMINAL. The creation of a new passenger airport terminal in Clark is seen to increase passenger capacity by 8 million per year, from the existing 4.2 million passengers per year. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Viacom to no longer pursue Nickelodeon resort in Coron

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:48 PM

In a press statement sent to Rappler on Tuesday August 22 Viacom says it decided to mutually agree with Coral World Park CWP to discontinue the IP licensing agreement for the said Nickelodeon branded tourism infrastructure

VIACOM AND CORON. Viacom distances itself from the proposed Nickelodeon resort in Coron. Photo by Boogs Rosales/Greenpeace

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video